Another Week, and another episode of Beam Me Up. This week is episode 333! Plenty of stuff to get you thinking this week.
I open with Symphony of Science’s newest track. A very well done track called “We Can Change the World – Our Biggest Challenge” which deals with global warming.
As a tie-in to this song I read editor Kallamis’ rant on the lack of general understanding of even the most basic of scientific phenomena, in this case, the phases of the moon and the “new” moon in particular. It would be funny, if it weren’t so sad.
First break of the afternoon is a new episode of our telepathic detective of New Eden, Jack Garrett in episode twelve “The Fearful Dead” by Jason Kahn. Garrett’s world continues to get more complicated and even stranger and dangerous often at the same time. People are dying and something is feeding, but what….
And of course, what would a week be like without a visit to the Star Trek universe and two new questions this week.
Next from the folks over at the Earth Sky website report that scientists are rethinking the “goldilocks” zone where life might exist with liquid water.
Curiosity has uncovered evidence of liquid running water at some point in Martian history in the form of an ancient stream bed. This is great news for the proponents of Mars being a wet world at some point in its’ history.
This week’s review is a dvd of the move “Priest” which tries to be a lot of things to a lot of people. Motorcycles, stream trains, steam punk, big guns, vampires and much more. Is it as bad as it sounds? Well, catch my review…
For the final act of the afternoon…..part six of Ed McKeown’s ever so excellent novelette “The Dive” This week, plans are formed and set into action to hopefully stop the invasion of the horrific beings from the underworld.
That about winds it up! I think you will agree that this week is an excellent episode.
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Here is episode 332 of Beam Me Up, for your enjoyment!
yaaaeeeeee are we excited yet? Wow, tough crowd….
Well, anyway, I warm up with an oldie, Thomas Dolby’s She blinded me with science.
Next is the first story of the afternoon, Mark Webb’s The Gloriously Cunning plan which demonstrates that even the best laid plans can often be unraveled when one does not take in crucial facts.
Up next is Star Trek Trivia with two new trivia questions!
Ok, now on to the BMU blog!
Have you heard about planet Nibiru? If no, then listen to the Earth Sky article I found!
I rented both of the animated Ultimate Avengers animated straight to disk movies. The first movie in particular
really followed the Marvel Avenger history line. Check out my reviews of both movies on disk. And on the ISS, NASA, with shades of Apollo 13, two EVA astronauts assure the continuation of some of the crittical systems with some unusual parts!
Is FTL possible? NASA steps back and rethinks it’s position as some high level mathamatics which, on paper,
seem to show that it might just be possible with far lower energy requirements than was previously calculated!
And finally, part 5 of Edward McKeown’s The Dive. Enjoy!
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Episode 331 of Beam Me Up, for all intents, put itself together this week. I was sure that there was not enough
material to take us past 40 minutes. Ha! Well it manages to make it to the top of the hour no problem.
First off is a kickin piece of music, Science Fiction & Familen by Nephew, which sets the spirit of this week’s
program, which never seems to slow back down.
Next is the first story offering of the afternoon. David Scholes sends in a story in his Multiverse / Asgard universe, called ODENFORCE which deals with a very special history class at the beginning or maybe the end of time.
Of Odin and Thor a search through the ages. Music from Kevin Macleod
I go next to Star Trek Trivia with the answers to last week’s trivia questions and two new questions for this week.
I tap Earth Sky once again for a couple of very interesting science. First, What exactly IS Earth glow and the second article, evidence of a star consuming its’ planets has been observed.
From the Sept.17th 2012 issue of NewsWeek I find an article that deals with a cell’s “junk” DNA which now has been proved to be far more inportant to how a cell runs than was ever suspected before which may lead to a whole new class of medical treatment!
A couple of close encounters with a pair of Earth crossing asteroids that had JUST been discovered.
finally from the blog, I just had enough time to mention my review of Marvel’s Ultimate Avengers one and two direct to DVD movies.
The final story of the afternoon is part four of Edward McKeown’s “the Dive”. We now have an idea of what is coming as the enemy is met deep in the tunnel network, and what is coming is possibly the end of humanity itself.
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This week on Episode 330 of Beam Me Up I start by wondering if 3d printing may be a bit of blue sky reasoning. Being able to custom make parts has the potential to be quite liberating but if we look back to a story I read in ’07 from Cory Doctorow that was a chilling look into the future
of 3d printers.
Next we return to New Eden for the first story of the afternoon, episode 12 of Jason Kahn’s In Plain Sight.
Telepathic cop Jack Garrett continues to discover very bizzare details of a macabre murder.
Hey I start a new section in Star Trek trivia, no more numbers…lots more fun!
Next from the Beam Me Up blog:
How about a review?! Yeah? Predators? Oh come on!!! Look it really wasn’t all that bad! Check out my review!
Xnewsman sends in a funny video copilation of Spock saying his favorite word! Why isn’t this just as iconic as Bones’ I’m a Doctor, Not a ….dammit! Prepair yourself for one of the most bizzare Terry Crews’ video to date. You simply
HAVE to check this interactive video out! And after that breakdown, I play a couple of excellent articles from Earth Sky. The short film Reboot by Andrew McMurry made for Little Rock 2012 48-Hour Film Project. It is a fine made
little short that really should be seen to apriciate.
Finally the show this week closes with part 3 of Ed McKeown’s The dive.
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Episode 329 of Beam Me Up is chocker block full this week!
First off is an interesting song I found while looking for background music. From Fit and the Coniptions is Sweet Sister Starlight. Not really science fiction themed, but strand and undearving. And can we go a week without any star trek trivia! I end the star date questions with the final two this week. On to other Star Trek questions next week!
The first story this week is a piece of flash from Antipodean called Addiction from Natalie Potts. Demonstrating that addiction can take many many forms. Next from the Beam Me Up blog I review the anime series Sounds of the Sky. A short 12 part series that has the potential to grab you and hang on. Next up is three articles from earth / sky that run the gaumet of interesting features. For some interesting Curiosity news, a youTube enthuiast took the 4fps landing film and converted it to an astounding 25fps and the effect is amazing! Next it’s news concerning Juno and Dawn spacecraftwho have made different burns to help them complete their missions. There are several other less than Earth shattering but fun stuff worth checking out.
Finally I play part two this week of Ed McKeown’s The Dive and things are getting weirder!
That’s it in this week’s episode. Check it out, I would hazzard a guess that you find it entertaining!
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